Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Here is a Car Dealer Who is Still Using the "Little Old Lady" Ploy!

A car dealer is asking twice the value of a four year old car that has only 14,000 miles on it. They say it was traded by a "Little Old Lady!" The idea is that this somehow makes the car more valuable!

Read the full story at: http://www.insidercarsecrets.com/used-car-question3.html

Monday, January 29, 2007

Is It Possible To Return a Car Once the Financing Contract is Signed?

A visitor to my web site asks the following question:

"I bought a used van 10 days ago. My credit is not very good so my interest rate is very high. Can I just give them the van back and get out of the deal? "

You can read all the details and my illuminating answer at:

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Wednesday, January 24, 2007

How to Get a Car When Financing Isn't an Option

Consumer asks question about how to get a good used car without being able to get financed.

It is very possible to get a good running, serviceable car for a small sum of cash; one that could provide several years of reliable use.

Read the complete question and answer here:

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Car Dealer Ripps-Off Customer on Extended Auto Warranty Transfer

This car dealer sold a customer a truck with an extended auto warranty, then less than a year later traded him into a different truck and told him they were transferring the old extended warranty to the new truck . . . for $1,495! The same price he paid for the warranty on the first truck.

So, in less than a year he has paid $2,990 for two extended auto warranties, and they told him they simply transferred the warranty.

In reality, you can't transfer an extended auto warranty to a different vehicle, only to a different owner, and he should have been given a refund on the unused portion of the first warranty before they sold (and that's what they did) him a new warranty.

Read the full story at: http://www.insidercarsecrets.com/warranty-transfer-question2.html

It's unbelievable the crap that some car dealers will pull!

Monday, January 22, 2007

What Do You Do If You Find Out the Car You Just Bought From a Car Dealer Was Wrecked?

A couple found out that the car they bought from a car dealer had been wrecked, and the car dealer never disclosed this to them.

Read what they are doing about it and what the car dealer is doing to remedy the situation.

Read more at:

Saturday, January 20, 2007

44,000 US Traffic Deaths in 2006 Alone!

About 44,000 people have died in traffic accidents in the US in 2006. amazingly, this story is virtually ignored by the press.

Everyday the press is too happy to tell us that we have lost 3,000 soldiers in the Iraq war so far, but no one even mentions that 44,000 people lost their lives in traffic accidents in the United States in 2006 alone.

That's in just one year!

Auto deaths are the leading cause of death for all people ages 3 to 33. Traffic accidents are the cause of over 2 million non-fatal dismemberments, disfigurements and other injuries.

There are no easy solutions to this problem. You can only make vehicles so safe. Ultimately it comes down to the driver's ability to avoid accidents through the use of defensive driving skills.

You can read more about some of these common sense defensive driving skills at:

Friday, January 19, 2007

Service Contract Provider WPC Associates Under Investigation

Service contract provider WPC Associates may have disappeared with an alleged two million dollars in assets. The company is under investigation by the PA Attorney General's Office.

WPC ceased operations August 25, 2006 to avoid bankruptcy proceedings. As of December 21, 2006 they had not filed in PA. Their alleged assets are still unaccounted for.

The PA Attorney General is urging anyone left with a worthless service contract to file a complaint. WPC had been selling some service contracts without underwriting them.

They would likely be forced by regulators to pay their creditors and remaining claims first. It is however, unlikely that WPC's creditors and contract holders will receive what they are owed.

Unfortunately, these stories are much too common. An extended auto warranty is a good investment providing you hook up with a stable, legitimate company. Use due diligence when purchasing a service contract.

(Source: Fixed Ops Management Weekly)

Tony Iorio

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Car Dealer Lies to Customer to Get Him to Buy a Lemon!

Here's a car dealer Horror Story of how the car dealer deliberately withheld vital service records on a problem vehicle just so they could sell it to this poor unsuspecting customer!

It never ceases to amaze me the lengths some car dealers will go to in order to make a quick sale . . . consequences be dammed!

You can read this story at: http://www.insidercarsecrets.com/horror-story30.html

Tony Iorio